Jockey Profile

As of 10.19.17

John R. Velazquez

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Racing achievements and Top 100 Rankings include North American (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico) Thoroughbred races only.

Career Honors

Hall of Fame - 2012

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 2005

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 2004


2017 Statistics
Starts: 772
Firsts: 162
Seconds: 103
Thirds: 106
Earnings: $16,806,666
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $21,770
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 31,919
Firsts: 5,805
Seconds: 4,673
Thirds: 4,178
Earnings: $372,926,421
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $11,684
Earnings/Wins Rankings


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Ranked #5 of 1,490 Jockeys with $15.61 Million in Earnings in 2017

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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings All Starts
2017 772 162 103 106 $16,806,666 View
2016 1,029 196 140 136 $18,597,181 View
2015 1,001 193 147 135 $20,394,627 View
2014 927 166 144 113 $19,486,658 View
2013 929 178 160 134 $19,364,851 View
2012 979 188 130 117 $19,877,851 View
2011 1,223 248 174 175 $18,622,974 View
2010 1,192 239 183 157 $16,743,328 View
2009 1,160 204 152 142 $13,069,881 View
2008 1,179 216 166 157 $14,734,385 View
2007 1,128 199 161 150 $18,059,713 View
2006 947 218 165 112 $15,569,828 View
2005 1,149 250 177 146 $20,814,923 View
2004 1,327 334 222 181 $22,220,261 View
2003 1,313 306 194 175 $15,463,963 View
2002 1,394 289 221 185 $16,361,445 View
2001 1,411 305 220 166 $15,073,790 View
2000 1,082 200 189 131 $10,794,678 View
1999 1,430 259 216 214 $10,948,255 View
1998 1,360 230 204 196 $10,689,191 View
1997 1,280 181 167 177 $7,113,565 View
1996 1,362 212 204 172 $9,185,658 View
1995 1,226 198 164 156 $6,854,700 View
1994 1,087 142 168 148 $4,878,356 View
1993 980 131 135 126 $3,528,726 View
1992 947 100 131 116 $3,187,942 View
1991 1,137 152 122 131 $3,597,143 View
1990 970 109 114 126 $2,085,882 View

Current Entries

Belmont Park - 10/19/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Judy's Chance Derek Ryan

Keeneland - 10/20/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Front Door Charles LoPresti
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Commandeering Todd Pletcher
7 Allowance TB Fair Point Claude McGaughey III
8 Allowance TB Uncle Mojo Todd Pletcher
9 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (Gr. 3) TB Chastise Todd Pletcher
10 Maiden Special Weight TB Linburgh's Kitten Wesley Ward

Belmont Park - 10/21/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
1 Maiden Special Weight TB Appealing Briefs James Toner
2 Maid of the Mist Stakes TB Pure Silver Todd Pletcher
4 Ticonderoga Stakes TB Barrel of Dreams Charlton Baker
5 Empire Classic Handicap TB Testosterstone Gary Sciacca
6 Sleepy Hollow Stakes TB Stoney Bennett Ollie Figgins, III
8 Hudson Handicap TB T Loves a Fight Michelle Nevin
10 Empire Distaff Handicap TB Five Star Rampage James Jerkens
11 Maiden Special Weight TB Piquet Robert Ribaudo

Current Results

Belmont Park - 10/18/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
4 Maiden Claiming TB Eternal Vow 12 Todd Pletcher
5 Allowance TB Mentality 3 Wesley Ward
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Barbarossa 1 Todd Pletcher
9 Maiden Special Weight TB Sardonyx 6 David Donk

Belmont Park - 10/15/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
5 Starter Allowance TB Hollywood Cat 7 Carlos Martin
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Danny California 5 Thomas Morley
7 Allowance TB Rappel 5 Robert Ribaudo

Belmont Park - 10/14/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Maiden Special Weight TB Battle of Blenheim 2 Chad Brown
3 Maiden Special Weight TB Tiz the Light 1 Michelle Nevin
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Dr. Baskin 1 Mark Casse
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Expected Ruler 4 Derek Ryan
8 Futurity Stakes (Gr. 3) TB Mojovation 3 Todd Pletcher
9 Pebbles Stakes TB Thais (FR) 3 Chad Brown

Belmont Park - 10/13/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
5 Starter Allowance TB Ventry Bay 2 Wesley Ward
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Fire Away 2 Claude McGaughey III
9 Maiden Claiming TB Three Goals 4 Michael Dilger

Belmont Park - 10/12/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
1 Maiden Claiming TB Rapid Route 1 George Weaver
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Big Daddy (CHI) 4 Todd Pletcher
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Mo Town 1 Anthony Dutrow

Top 20 Horses

Horse Sex Earnings Best Win (Race Class) Best Win (Race Name)
English Channel Horse $5,051,091 Grade 1 Winner John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf
Wise Dan Gelding $4,895,120 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Mile
Roses in May Horse $4,716,500 Grade 1 Winner Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup
Ashado Mare $3,116,440 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Distaff Presented by NexTel
Always Dreaming Colt $2,320,600 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
Honey Ryder Mare $2,239,030 Grade 1 Winner E. P. Taylor S.
Stephanie's Kitten Mare $2,238,423 Grade 1 Winner Flower Bowl S.
Quality Road Horse $2,200,000 Grade 1 Winner Woodward S.
Neolithic Colt $2,110,828 N/A N/A
Flower Alley Horse $2,012,250 Grade 1 Winner Travers S.
Point of Entry Horse $1,912,500 Grade 1 Winner Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.
Harlan's Holiday Horse $1,816,100 Grade 1 Winner Donn H.
Magna Graduate Horse $1,715,749 Grade 2 Winner Clark H.
Main Sequence Gelding $1,650,000 Grade 1 Winner Longines Breeders' Cup Turf
Animal Kingdom Horse $1,640,600 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
Verrazano Horse $1,616,300 Grade 1 Winner William Hill Haskell Invitational S.
Uncle Mo Horse $1,606,000 Grade 1 Winner Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Tonalist Horse $1,605,000 Grade 1 Winner Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
Storm Flag Flying Mare $1,536,180 Grade 1 Winner Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Carpe Diem Horse $1,519,800 Grade 1 Winner Toyota Blue Grass S.



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